LEXINGTON, Va. – Following a one-game conference home game stand, the VMI men’s soccer again hits the road for league action as the Keydets travel to Spartanburg, South Carolina, to take on the Wofford Terriers Saturday at 6 p.m. at Snyder Field.
The Keydets (0-8-2, 0-3) are coming off a 5-0 loss Tuesday afternoon to ETSU, a game in which the Bucs jumped up to a 3-0 lead before the half and never relinquished heavy pressure to come out with a win over the home team.
Senior David Wright and Tuck lead the Keydets with two goals on the year while Christopher McGhan, Cooper Duplantis, Richard Quispe and Sohrab Shaikh each have one assist. Wright continues to pace the team in shot attempts with 17 thus far and is followed by McGhan’s eight. Jessie Zavala and Cooper Duplantis both have four shot attempts on the year for third place on the team.
About the Terriers (1-10, 1-2 SoCon)
Wofford enters the match with momentum coming off its first victory of the season and league win over UNCG Tuesday night. The Terriers came from behind to grab the win as they trailed 1-0 at the half but scored a late goal in regulation to send it into overtime. Three minutes into the extra period, Wofford came out on top with a 2-1 victory when Sam Ross found the back of the net.
The Terriers are led by Lucas Altman and Ross, who both have two goals on the year and are tied with Keydets David Wright and Willson Tuck for the seventh most goals in the league. Austin Tuggle is tied for sixth in the SoCon in shot attempts with 19 thus far (1.73/game avg.), while Kevin Davidsson ranks second in the league standings for assists with three.
Goalies Matt Reynolds and Hunter Wages have split time in the box with Reynolds owning 23 saves and a 3.12 GAA and Wages claiming 18 saves and a 2.11 GAA.